Goldendoodle

Thinking about purchasing an Goldendoodle? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Goldendoodle breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Goldendoodle owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Goldendoodle and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Goldendoodle Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Goldendoodle and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Goldendoodle  Profile

A Goldendoodle is a Poodle hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Poodle and a Golden Retriever and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the Poodle's non-shedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. This cross breed is closely associated with the Labradoodle. Most Goldendoodles donít shed, or shed lightly and can be hypoallergenic. These dogs are very devoted to their family; they are social dogs - happiest when with people.

Other Names: Groodle

Height: 20 - 24 in.
Weight: 45 - 75 lb.

Color: Cream, gold, apricot, chocolate and black.
Coat: Goldendoodles can look like anything from a shaggy-looking retriever to a curl-relaxed poodle, but they usually end up looking like something in between.

Temperament: Intelligent and obedient.
With Children: Good, very friendly towards children.
With Pets: Good with other dogs and pets.
Special Skills: Can be used as an assistant for persons with disabilities.

Watch-dog: Moderate, they tend to be easy-going toward strangers.
Guard-dog: Very low

Goldendoodle Care and Exercise: Moderate amount of daily exercise with moderate grooming for their coats.
Training: Their eagerness to please and love of learning makes them easy to train.
Learning Rate: Very high in obedience and problem solving.

Activity: Moderate, indoor and outdoors.
Living Environment: Suburban home or apartment, as long as it can play in an open space and go for walks.

Goldendoodle Health Issues: Minor concerns are CHD, cataracts. Owners should give their dogs hip and eye tests regularly. The Goldendoodles are usually very healthy.

Life Span: 12 - 15 years
Litter Size: 6 - 8

Country of Origin: Canada and America.
History of the Goldendoodle: The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.

First Registered by the AKC: Not registered by the AKC.
AKC Group:
Class: Hunting Dogs, Flushing dogs
Registries:

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